Paul Synnott, Esri Ireland’s director and country manager. Image: Maxwell Photography
Paul Synnott, Esri Ireland’s director and country manager. Image: Maxwell Photography

Mapping company Esri Ireland expands, with 35 jobs on way

27 Apr 2017

Following a surge in business last year, digital mapping services provider Esri Ireland has announced the creation of 35 jobs over the next of two years.

Esri Ireland is expanding, with aims of increasing its Geographic Information Systems software (GIS) from annual revenues of €7m in 2016 to €10m by the end of the decade.

To do that, it has revealed plans to up its headcount from its current level of 50 to 85 over the next two years, with a series of technical roles to be created.

Available positions include skilled and specialist roles such as software engineers, GIS consultants and developers, technical support staff as well as sales and marketing people.

As a member of Esri UK and the global group, the team will be working on Irish and international projects, with some based in Dublin.

Esri’s software lets people record where things happen and analyse why, with the aim of providing insight and helping them to make better decisions.

“By continuing to recruit and invest in hiring the highest calibre of GIS professionals, we will ensure that we continue to serve the needs of our customers,” said Paul Synnott, director and country manager of Esri Ireland.

“As well as a sign of our ongoing commitment to our existing customers throughout Ireland, this will empower us to demonstrate the tangible cost savings and service improvement that GIS can deliver to leading businesses around the country.”

Indeed, Dublin jobs announcements have been flowing in recent weeks.

Tenable announced yesterday that 100 jobs would be created at its new Dublin HQ. A cybersecurity company, Tenable increased its EMEA headcount by 76pc in 2016, with Dublin’s opening making Ireland one of the 20 countries it now has a base in.

Citrix, rumoured to be up for sale, is expanding its operations in the capital, with plans to create 150 jobs in the coming months.

Meanwhile, Luxembourg-based FundRock is the latest fintech funds business to open a Dublin office, aiming to fill 20 positions.

FundRock is looking to build a team of 20 within the next two years, with Revel Wood, CEO of FundRock, saying that the Dublin site selection was partly driven by client demand.

However, Northern Ireland isn’t being left behind, as a selection of Esri’s new roles will be based in Antrim.

Earlier this week, Unosquare, a software development company based in Oregon, opened a Belfast office with similar plans to hire 100 people over the course of two years.

This followed Axiom’s moves in Belfast only one week earlier, but it’s Dublin that still gets the lion’s share of FDA jobs across the entire island.

Gordon Hunt
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